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CPP30619 – Certificate III in Investigative Services


Factual/Surveillance investigators operate in a number of specialist areas.  This course is suitable and factual investigators and surveillance investigators. This course is linked to the national competency standards applicable to private inquiry agents and factual investigators industry-wide.


The enrolment process


Discuss with one of our support staff the license category that would be suitable for you to undertake. If you have any questions/concerns related to your enrolment, please contact us.  An enrolment form is completed followed by a basic Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) Test which takes place at our office. This test is mandatory and ensures that you have the essential language skills to complete the security training course. Please be advised that if inadequate LL&N skills are identified a notification is required to be sent to the Security Licensing and Enforcement Directorate (SLED).


You are required to provide 100 points of ID to enrol in this course


Ypu will also be requested to read the Fact sheet 6 - "Am I Eligible for a NSW Security License" and sign the P1016 Form - "Acknowledgement of Fact sheet 6" (Grounds for refusing or revoking a a Class 1 or Class 2 License) . Once you successfully complete the above requirements, you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit and balance is payable 7 days prior to the start date.


Unique student Identifier


All students undertaking any training in Australia, under Federal Government requirements, are to provide a unique student identifier USI. The USI is linked to the National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Data Collection, and this means an individual’s nationally recognised training and qualifications gained anywhere in Australia, from different training organisations, will be kept all together. You can obtain this number at . Please attach your USI to your enrolment form.


 At the completion of the course candidates can apply for a 2E License (Investigator) with SLED.

You can find more information here.


To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

16 units of competency


  • 5 core units

  • 11 elective units. 


These 5 core units as follows: -

CPPINV3026   Work effectively in investigative services

CPPINV3027    Develop investigation plans

CPPINV3028    Investigate and locate subjects

CPPINV3029    Provide quality investigative services to clients

CPPSEC3124   Prepare and present evidence in court

There are 11 elective units


BSBESB305    Address compliance requirements for new business ventures

CPPINV3030   Conduct factual investigations

CPPINV3031   Conduct interviews and take statements to support investigations

CPPINV3032   Develop factual investigation reports

CPPINV3033   Conduct covert surveillance operations

CPPINV3034   Organise and operate surveillance vehicles

CPPINV3035   Develop surveillance investigation reports

HLTWHS003    Maintain work health and safety

PSPCRT029    Compile and use official notes

PSPREG035    Produce formal record of interview

PSPSEC024    Handle sensitive information

Qualifications are issued in accordance with the Australian Quality Training Framework Standards.

Maximum Duration: 1300 Hours over 16 months or an accelerated pathway of 88 hours over a minimum of 11 days may be available for suitable applicants.

Upon completion of this course the trainee will be awarded

Certificate III in Investigative Services - (CPP30619)



Accelerated pathway: $2800 

  RPL Cost: $1,500.00

Regular Pathway $5800.00

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